Talk:Carnival of Cádiz

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Carnival Groups in Cádiz[edit]

the article says

  The music of their songs is original, and no matter whether the group is formed by family members, friends, or colleages from work, each chirigota has a wide repertory of satirical songs.

I don't seem to understand what the first half,

  ...and no matter whether the group is formed by family members, friends, or colleages from work...

has to do with the second,

  ...each chirigota has a wide repertory of satirical songs.

If anyone can please correct this or make it clearer. I am not comfortable fixing it myself. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:34, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Well, I think I am who wrote that sentence, or the one that evolved to it. The meaning is that even in very informal contexts, groups take it serious and get to compose a large repertory. It also implies that satire is always present in their lyrics.Garcilaso (talk) 11:45, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Best known carnivals of the world ???[edit]

I already did argue on this topic in spanish edition, questionning if we would be able to say that this carnival is one of the most known all over the world...I personally do appreciate it and know it very well, but I do definitly not agree with this sentence. Anyway I won't delete this sentence, I will let the authors think about it and change it if he/she cares. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:00, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

I would agree. I live in UK but I also lived in spain for 6 months and I've never even heard of it before. Not to put it down, just that saying that its world renound is pushing it a bit i think.

Also the first sentence "The city of Cádiz is often considered to have the wittiest people in Spain." seem a little odd to me. --Cyberboy (talk) 13:18, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Well, yes, at least in Cádiz they consider themselves like this and normally assume that the rest of the country agrees... It's true that the Carnival of Cádiz does feature witty wordplays which you don't find in the - also very renowned - Carnival of the Canary Islands. By the way, if there is no protest, I'll delete the word "murga" from the entry, as I'm pretty sure that this term only applies to the groups in Montevideo (Uruguay) quite similar, it is said, to the Chirigotas of Cádiz, but I never heard the word used in Cádiz itself. --Ilyacadiz (talk) 00:45, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Well, in Cádiz the term 'murga' was used in the beginnings of 20th Century. It was used for a primitive form of the present 'chirigota'. There's also another word to make reference to 'amateurish chirigotas', and that's 'charanga'.-- (talk) 10:57, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Possible bias[edit]

This statements seem to have been written by a gaditano with an inflated perception of their hometown: "the city of Cádiz is blessed with the wittiest people in Spain" and "Cádiz distinguishes itself with the sheer cleverness" Should this be reworded to make it less exaggerated? Or outright removed from the article? -- (talk) 15:12, 5 February 2012 (UTC)


Thr article says that the carnival lasts for two weeks but never mentions which two weeks in the year it is held. Is this a secret? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:32, 9 July 2012 (UTC)